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in chechnya. it was money he failed to disclose on a tax return. they say he's a muslim radical posing as a moderate promoting peace. a thund russ explosion and fire have rocked a residential neighborhood in san bruno just south of san francisco. at least one person is dead. more are injured. and wind-driven flames have destroyed or damaged dozens of homes there. we get the latest from carolyn johnson and dan ashley from kgo in san francisco. >> if you are just joining us live, you are joining our continuing coverage. i'm carolyn johnson with dan ashley. we've been covering this explosion in san bruno. since it happened just after 6:15 this evening. and here you see on the scene what it's been like for firefighters, for neighborhoods, for people in this area. it's just a massive ball of fire has impacted their neighborhood. >> and the heat. everyone talks about the heat that literally forced the flames forward and caught other
structures on fire. this is if you look right behind you as we pan out. there you can see the main on fire right behind that house. one of theñi first houses to go. and the photographer who shot this said by the time he left, that house you are looking at was completely gone. the pink house next to it was already burning and mostly gone. >> here's another vantage point from sky 7 hd. you can see this massive fireball in this neighborhood. this main that blew up was at glenview and earl and these are the surrounding homes. what's left of them. and this was just about an hour into the fire this evening. >> at this point, it is roughly 50% contained. no word on when full containment will happen. >> i would ask anybody who sees this broadcast tonight to say a special prayer for those people. this is going to be a long haul for the city and all of our residents for a number of weeks to come. >> incredible footage out there in san francisco. again, carolyn johnson and dan ashley of kgo in san francisco. police in philadelphia say
they have at least two people who have been killed in a shooting inside a kraft foods facility. it's believed that a woman who had been suspended from her job at the kraft facility returned there last night and then opened fire. authorities say that one other person who was shot in the incident remains in critical condition. now for the latest threat to your computer inbox. global virus hitting e-mail systems with a massive spam attack. the trojan horse-style virus struck yesterday flooding inboxes of government agencies, as well as major corporations like nasa and procter and gamble. the virus also struck here at abc news. it poses as a message from a colleague with the subject line that reads "here you have." if you click on the link it infiltrates the computer and send out a fleur reeve e-mails under your name. the governor of texas issued a disaster declaration for 40 counties in the aftermath of tropical storm hermine. >> many areas are still cleaning up after getting more than a foot of rain.
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york and wsps in tamp aflorida. >> this is eyewitness news at 11:00. >> the controversial pastor behind the koran burning event may be coming to new york. he is set to meet with the imam heading up the planned mosque downtown. but will that meeting happen? and with the koran burning still happen? >> there is definitely no agreement to move the controversial islamic center planned for this site near ground zero. that is not going to happen. now that pastor who had planned to burn copies of the koran on saturday, he's not sure what he's going to do. >> would you go forward with your plan to burn the koran on saturday? >> right now, we really don't know. right now, we are, like i said, very shocked. very devastated. >> reporter: he said and apparently believed he canceled the event because he had reached a deal with imam feisal abd
abdul rauf to move the cultural center. rauf says there's no deal and he has no intention of negotiating a a man who would burn holy scripture. >> how can you equate burning of any person's scripture with an attempt to build interfaith dialogue? >> imam rauf may meet with pastor jones but he has grave concerns about giving into his demands, though he's also concerned about what would happen if he didn't give into the demands of muslim extremists. >> my major concern with moving it is that the headline in the muslim world will be islam is under attack in america. this will strengthen the radicals. >> reporter: even before the deal he thought he had on the cultural center, jones was leaning towards cancelling the koran burning after many warned him there would be blood on his hands by retaliation from muslim extremists. >> definitely, that has struck in our hearts and even before we made this announcement, even before the imam made us this
very, very clear promise, though those statements moved us much and, yes, we took them very, very serious. >> also tonight, donald trump offering to buy out a major investor in the mosque. but his offer has been flatly rejected. a lawyer for the investor called trump's offer a, quote, cheap attempt to get publicity and get in the limelight. mr. trump's original letter to the investor read, quote, i am making this offer as a resident of new york and a citizen of the united states, not because i think the location is a spectacular one, because it is not. but because it will end a very serious, inflammatory and highly divisive situation that is destined in my opinion, to only get worse. >> this pastor only has 50 members of his church. and very few people beyond that who are supporting him. i've been monitoring reaction here on our facebook page. very hard to find anyone on
there who supports the pastor. and i went out into the city tonight. very hard to find anybody there either. >> here was the question -- what do you think of the gainesville pastor wanting to burn the koran? listen to how a unanimous opinion sounds. >> it's crazy what he wanted to do. >> i couldn't believe it. >> i thought he was stupid. >> it struck me as very discriminatory. >> it's not going to do anybody any good. >> all that's going to do is just further create negativity. >> but that negativity turned positive among all four of those people when i asked him what they thought of terry jones saying he wul not go through with the koran burning. >> i'm glad he canceled it. >> i was happy to hear they were going to canc tele. >> that was a good decision on his part. >> reporter: susan johnson from brooksville had two of the most interesting responses on this burning the koran topic. she was embarrassed this was happening in her home state. >> makes you kind of ashamed to be a floridian. >> reporter: and sad how people
would view our country because of it. >> i just think the whole world would just look at us as fools. >> one pastor in the sticks of florida could cause an international uproar. it's amazing the twists and turns. >> his life has been completely turned upside down. he and his family have received numerous death threats. the fbi and agents have come to him and briefed him on how he can protect himself and sle the congregation that would form on saturday to support him. >> still no clear idea what will happen on saturday
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dictionary could possibly go as oxford defines it, kaput, useless, done, finished. nick watt has more now. ♪ >> reporter: the magnificent oxford english dictionary. it weighs 130 pounds. significantly heavier than my wife. it costs $1,290. that's ten tickets to cancun. this is the official look of our language. the first language of 70 countries. a language spoken by 2 billion persons. 80 lexicographers are working very quietly on a third edition. but now they say it might only be published online? no print edition? no books? no paper? nothing you can touch? >> as i say, i use it online. it's much more flexil online. that's the way things are going.
>> reporter: is this the end of the world as we know it? no, new york don't worry. apparently this is a good thing. >> it is a staggering site. it's a beautiful site. but, of course, for a living language, it's also a problem. in actual facts, an online edition is superior to that. >> with a living language, of course, it is, yes. >> reporter: because online, words can be added as they enter our living lexicon. they get 6 million hits a month. the old beast moves with the times. the most recent additions include rock god, rock chick, rock ballad. that's bon jovi. rice rocket. rich bitch, right click, usb port, server farm. all now preserved forever. but -- >> there's no danger we're going to lose all of this. there's going to be iranian
missile lands on oxford and we're going to lose everything. >> no there isn't. we have huge backup technology for our digital resources. but the other thing to say is -- >> where? >> on this site. >> and other sites? >> well, that's -- an area of our business i prefer not to go into in public. >> reporter: john simpson has toiled here man and boy for 35 years. >> does it make a difference to you if it comes out in a hard copy? >> that's a funny question. no. >> apparently there is little nostalgia, little attachment to the print. there must be some people who are slightly upset? >> yeah, must be, i suppose. it's a pity. but we haven't made this decision yet. >> reporter: right now it's a probable, not a definite. and there's still time to decide. those 80 quiet lexicographers working in their analog office won't be finished on the third edition for at least another ten years. probably will be the end of the
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back and forth over the burning of the koran. deal or no deal? was there ever a deal linked to moving that planned islamic center in new york? then, ground zero. on the day before the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. >> people have said to us, well, how do you feel now after nine years? i haven't seen my son in nine years. >> we'll get a top to bottom tour to see how the construction is going. and healthy eating. what if i told you that shrek likes onions.
>> the new report that says we're just not doing enough of it. it's friday, september 10th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> so we're not eating healthy on this shift. that's for sure. >> no it really isn't. but i think we're all guilty. we all think that we eat healthier than we do and then you write it down and realize, once a week i eat a vegetable? >> vanity sizing. >> good morning. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm vinita nair. >> after announcing he was calling off plans to burn the koran. >> he said he would call off the burning of the koran if the imam would move the project to a new location. the imam now tells abc news there was never any deal. t.j. winick has been following it. >> reporter: the international police agency interpol had
actually warned governments worldwide of an increased risk of terrorist attacks if the burning had gone forward. pastor terry jones announced he is calling off his 9/11 koran burning ceremony. >> it is my understanding, and i have his word that he will move the ground zero mosque to a different location. >> reporter: but feisal abdul rauf, the imam who serves the project. after jones' announcement, rauf spoke with "this week's" christiane ammanpour. >> my major concern with moving it is that the headline in the muslim world will be islam is under attack in america. >> everybody felt like that was the will of god. that was a sign. that is what we should do. now we're a little bit -- not totally, but we're a little bit back to square one. >> reporter: there was fear the demonstration could endanger american troops abroad, along with fbi concerns that islamic radicals might have launched
attacks at the event itself and around the u.s. even the president had warned jones, calling the ceremony a recruitment bonanza for al qaeda. >> if he's listening, i just hope he understands that what he's proposing to do is completely contrary to our values as americans. >> emotion has already been stirred up in muslim countries. there have been three demonstrations in pakistan, including this flag burning in karachi. once again, those close to the imam are reportedly saying no deal has been struck to move the community center, despite jones' insistence that there has been. rob and vinita? a natural gas line has exploded in the city of san bruno, just south of san francisco killing at least one person. the blast sent a giant fireball into the air and flames moved quickly wiping out more than a dozen homes and threatening dozens more. strong wind are hampering firefighting efforts. evacuations have been under way all night. hospitals report treating nearly two dozen people so far. and wildfires started in the
foothills of boulder, colorado, are showing no signs of letting up. wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour are threatening to drive the flames from the foothills toward the west and into the heart of the city. authorities have warned residents on the west side of boulder they may have to evacuate if the wildfires move into town. police in philadelphia say at least two people have been killed in a shooting inside a kraft foods facility. it's believed that a woman who had been suspended from her job at that plant returned there last night and opened fire. authorities say that one other person who was shot remains in critical condition. a federal judge in southern california has ruled that the "don't ask, don't tell" policy which bans openly gay and lesbian military service members is unconstitutional. the judge said the policy violates the civil rights of homosexuals and hurts military readiness. she adds she will issue an order to stop the government from enforcing the policy nationwide. now to the latest threat to your computer inbox.
a global virus hitting e-mail systems with a massive spam attack. the trojan horse-style virus struck yesterday afternoon flooding inboxes not only government agencies, but also major corporations like nasa and procter and gamble and also struck right here at abc news. the virus poses as a message from a colleague with the subject line "here you have." if you click on the link it infiltrates your computer and send out a flurry of e-mails under your name. tomorrow is a day when people around the country will be commemorating the anniversary of the september 11th attacks. it's also likely to be the homecoming from an american hiker who has been held by iran. sere shourd had been retained by iranian authorities for more than a year. jim sciutto has more on her release. >> reporter: it's news the hikers' families have been waiting for ever since their brief reunion in may. sarah shourd held for 14 months along with shane bauer and josh fattal will be freed in the coming days due a serious medical condition which her family says involves the discovery of a lump on her
breast. she already has a pre-existing condition related to cancer. in a statement, the mothers of the three hikers said we hope and fray prey that the reports are true and that this signals the end of all three of our children's long and difficult detention. their detention has become entangled in the wider standoff between the u.s. and iran. iran accuses them of spying. their families say they were just hiking in the mountains near the iran/iraq border. >> we see the islamic republic use their reporters as political collateral before but they are obviously incredibly savvy when it comes to the media and the pr game. and the worst thing that could happen to them would be that something would happen to sarah inside the prison. >> reporter: there's no immediate sign bauer and fattal will be released but his lawyer says he's hopeful. >> does this bring any hope at all for the other two hikers? i hope that the trial is back on track and the 24th cases will be resolved quickly. we reached sarah's mother. she had no official word from iran.
she heard the news from us. she's now folk ugs all her hope on when she can finally see her daughter again. jim sciutto, abc news, washington. heavy rain from memphis into kentucky and southern illinois. large hail and gusty winds across nebraska, kansas and oklahoma and somealate rain into the dakotas and montana as well as some showers in florida. 91 in miami. 92 in atlanta and 70s from baltimore to boston. 65 in fargo. 70 in minneapolis. and 81 in kansas city. phoenix heats up to 95. sacramento 96. seattle 64. he waited 30 weeks and four days since the saints won the super bowl. and now rob has the first saints victory of the new nfl season. and bragging rights as well. quarterback drew brees hit 27 of his 36 passes last night as the saints beat the vikings, 14-9. >> that's right. who dat. wasn't the prettiest nfl game
ever played, that's for sure. plenty of mistakes and penalties by both squads last night. the saints would have won a bit more comfortably, but they had two missed field goals during the game. of course, who dat nation, a win is a win. >> i have a feeling everyone was yelling at the nelson house. >> we were going nuts last night. it looks like americans are doing more socializing than searching these days. >> the first time, u.s. web surfers have spent more time on facebook than google. that includes the search engine's other sites like youtube and gmail. in august, people logged on to facebook for just over 41 million minutes amounting to nearly 10% of their time on the internet. >> i'm sure that was all done at work, right? >> internet market regsearchers says under 40 million minutes were spent on the google sites and yahoo! came in third. so everyone is googling these days and facebooking, i should say. >> i'm a facebook addict. i've added significantly to the tally of those minutes. >> you logon.
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as t as the ninth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, we take a look forward to the future of ground zero. >> the site of the attacks on new york is becoming a memorial. but it's also a massive construction site. here is cynthia mcfadden with a tour of ground zero. >> we're now walking between one world trade andy in north pool, the waterfall. >> we're standing in the center of ground zero. 2 1/2 years ago, the port aauthority appointed chris to take over. it had become the very controversial, very slow, very emotional and politically fraught reconstruction. >> this is the north tower. this is the pool of the north tower. this was where the original tower stood. >> reporter: his first priority was to get the memorial at the site finished by next year. for the tenth anniversary. >> when they see the name and to touch a name, i think, will be very important and special part
of the experience for people who in particular may have lost someone on that day. >> reporter: these bronze plates engraved with all the names of those who died will outline the two square bords which mark the footprint of the twin towers. the animation shows what's intend forward the 16 acre site. in the middle of some of the most expichbs real estate in the world. sixure tos are ultimately planned along with an ournd ground museum. >> we're now seven stories underneath the world trade center site. >> this is a great place to be. we're now seven stories below the grade that we were at before. >> reporter: a centerpiece of the museum will be the iconic piece of steel carefully preserved in thissing by, white air conditioned box. the last beam removed from ground zero. >> here in front of us, this is called the survivor's staircase. >> reporter: another treasure housed here. it will be displayed when the museum opens in two years. if the schedule holds.
>> hard to get your bearings, it's so big. >> reporter: we emerged from deep below. one of the three pronged beams from the original world trade center was coming home to rest. about 100 feet from where it once raised the base of the north tower. >> that will be the first artifact that anybody sees when they visit the memorial. >> reporter: the massive tower being built on the northwest corner of the site. so we're on 28th. you've built already up to -- >> we're about 38 going on 39 right now. >> this new building will rise to 105 stories. five stories lower than the original world trade center, but still high enough to make it the tallest building in the country when completed. >> you know, there were a lot of people who say we shouldn't make it the tallest building in the city. >> we build real estate in this town. that's what we do. we should build what we need, and this is what we need for a
new downtown. if you end up changing how you are because of something like that that happened, then they end up winning. >> reporter: but it has taken a long time. and these four former firefighters take that personally. each of these men lost sons here. >> i think the world is laughing on us. >> because it's not done? >> that's right. >> where is the respect that we give people that gave their lives? where's the respect? what came first? commerce? industry? wall street? >> bill butler's son tom was never found. >> it feels like yesterday. >> nine years ago. >> right. but it feels -- like i say it feels like yesterday. >> dennis' son also died here. >> both emotional and basically terrifying because i worked that they dey. i was on my way to the south tower when it came down. my son was never recovered.
so it's -- it became more emotional. >> reporter: lee lost his son jonathan. >> i have a 12-year-old son, and i look at the four of you and i think, i couldn't bear it. i couldn't bear it. >> i can't bear it. >> people have said to us, well, how do you feel now after nine years? i haven't seen my son in nine years. that's all. >> so time doesn't heal all? >> time does not mean a thing. >> bill, i know you have trouble breathing these days. is that as a result of your work down here at ground zero? >> yes, certainly is. i was up and down the piles for those eight or nine months we were here. it's from being here and i have no qualms. if this takes my life, so what. i was here for the boys and the people. >> so i talked to the firefighters today who each of
whom lost a son. one of them two sons at world trade center. what is it you want them to know about what's going on here? >> that it's getting built. that years of their of wondering does anybody care? are we not fulfill our commitment? that after all those years of frustration, we are fulfilling those commitments. they will have a place and they can bring their family and touch their name and that will be their part of downtown forever. >> i had a chance to go down to ground zero a few weeks ago to do a story from there. 15 to $20 billion they are pumping into that project. it's amazing what they're doing there. they hope to have the museum and memorial done by the anniversary next year. >> throughout the course of the week we've seen them testing out the tribute in lights. we leave you with that stunning image of the two vertical columns of light in remembrance of the september 11th attacks.
firs first lady michelle obama's number one priority since her husband took office has been preaching the importance of healthy eating. >> apparently, though, we're not listening. a recent government report says many of us still don't eat our fruits and veggies. here's john vermon. it's a letdown for lettuce, a washout for watermelon and a tragedy for to mateos. the government says just 32% of americans are eeth enough fruit and only 26% eating enough vegetables. what's worse, however hard, people like the first lady are working to reverse these trends, over the last ten years there's been no change in the number of
people eating vegetables. and those eating enough fruit actually rede creased. why? they can be more expensive, harder to find and harder to store than junk food. the cdc says adults should serve three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit every day. that would be like one ear of corn plus three speefrs broccoli plus a tomato. >> onions have layers. ogres have layers. >> reporter: some farmers are trying. when vidalia onion growers launched a billboard campaign using shrek, their sales jumped 50%. we got an idea of why. >> do you like onions? >> not really. >> what if i told you that shrek likes onions. and now carrot growers have ads dressing up those boring old veggies as thrilling. >> baby carrots! >> and even sexy. >> oh, baby carrots.
>> racy? perhaps. but when it comes to health, a carrot is more than just a carrot. john berman, abc news, new york. >> man, i want some carrot sticks. >> i have to say in our household, i have to sneak in the veggies. you can find cookbooks that are like specifically disguising the veggies. my husband doesn't know. >> i want that carrot.
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high stakes in the fight over burning the koran. >> islam is possibly much more dangerous and much more violent than we thought. >> we have an exclusive interview with pastor terry jones. a raging fire near san francisco. a massive gas explosion is to blame. the latest details coming up. and pimped rides on the streets of the russian capital. all it takes is some imagination and maybe tens of thousands of dollars. it's friday, september 10th.
from abc news, this is "world news now." >> you got a car like that, huh? >> i just can't see myself with a painted wolf howling against the sunset. it is a piece of art. >> you know, to each his own. >> not how i would pimp my ride, no. good morning. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm rob nelson. the question this morning is will pastor terry jones burn the koran tomorrow to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks or will he not? >> after announcing he would cancel his plans, pastor jones says he feels betrayed and is reconsidering. he spoke to our terry moran in this "nightline" exclusive. >> you may still go ahead and burn the koran, correct? >> i really do not know. >> the day began with the president himself weighing in on the controversy and speaking directly to pastor jones. >> if he's listening, i just hope he understands that what he is proposing to do is completely contrary to our values as
americans. >> reporter: then, just before 5:00 p.m., jones emerged with a startling announcement. >> i will be flying up there on saturday to meet with the imam at the ground zero mosque. he has agreed to move the location. >> reporter: in a surreal twist, the two controversies had collided. the man who jones says brokered the deal, imam muhammad al musri of orlando. but it only got weirder. abc's christiane amanpour was doing an exclusive interview with the new york imam who is building the islamic center near ground zero, feisal abdul rauf, at the very moment the press conference in florida was happening. and he had a very different take. >> how can you equate burning of any person's scripture with an attempt to build interfaith dialogue? >> reporter: then in a written
statement, the imam made it clear, no deal. i am glad that pastor jones has decided not to burn any korans, he said. however, i have not spoken with pastor jones or imam musri. i am surprised by their announcement. we are not going to toy with our religion or any other. nor are we here to barter. it was another dramatic turn. pastor jones told us he feels betrayed. >> we had a clear promise on the imam here. in that meeting, there were several people who can confirm that. >> if the mosque, the plan for the islamic center here in new york is not changed, would you go forward with your plan to burn the koran on saturday? >> right now, we really don't know. right now, we are, like i said, very shocked, very devastated. >> imam musri said jones misunderstood their conversation. >> he said he was guaranteed the mosque, that the cultural center, would be moved. >> yeah, that wasn't true. what i guaranteed him is to have a meeting and to fly with him to new york city to have that meeting.
>> reporter: but there are other pressures on pastor jones. defense secretary gates also spoke to you, i understand. and president obama himself spoke out. hoped you were listening to him this morning on "good morning america." has the pleadings, the urgings of the top officials in the american government made a difference for you? has that -- >> oh, very much so. very much so. yes, yes, yes. >> reporter: so it sounds, pastor jones, like you don't really want to do this right now. and if you can find a way out, you will. >> well, we're not actually really looking for a way out. we're looking for a solution that will make everyone happy. >> and that again was terry moran reporting. police in philadelphia say at least two people have been killed in a shooting inside a kraft foods facility. it's believed a woman who had been suspended from her job at the plant returned there last night and opened fire. authorities say that one other person who was shot remains in critical condition. now to a breaking story
we're following on this friday morning. strong winds are fanning a huge fire that has already killed one person and destroyed a number of homes in the hillside neighborhood south of san francisco. fire officials in san bruno say a gas line explosion is probably the likely cause behind the blaze. dozens of local residents are reported to have been taken to the hospital. michael barr now has the very latest. >> reporter: a roaring inferno with massive fire plumes raged through a suburban san francisco neighborhood thursday evening burning dozens of homes to the ground in less than an hour. the apparent cause, a massive 24-inch gas main explosion that could be seen miles away. >> it just would not stop. we knew it was some kind of gas main because it kept going. >> reporter: crews from san bruno and surrounding cities responded to the blaze as angry flames shot as high as 50 to 60 feet into the air. windy conditions extending its reach. >> the biggest problem for firefighters right now is trying to control the spread of these flames.
as you can see, the wind is just whipping embers into areas where neighboring homes are and other places. and there's also the challenge of trying to figure out how many people may have been affected by this. who is injured. where they are. >> reporter: planes and helicopters dropped fire retardant and water from above as firefighters waged battle on the ground. hundreds of police and emergency teams were on the scene and burn victims and other injured were transported to san francisco general hospital for treatment. witnesses say there was a loud blast that was felt just before the fire erupted. san bruno is a residential community located in the hillside a few miles from san francisco international airport. michael barr, abc news. meantime, in colorado, firefighters are continuing to battle wildfires that started in the foothills around boulder. some progress has been made in containing the flames which are now burning close to the city. but high winds are thwarting containment efforts. alex stone has the latest. >> reporter: firefighters are
gaining some ground on the four-mile canyon wildfire outside of boulder, colorado. the fire did not grow and is now 30% contained. cool, rainy weather is welcomed help. >> not only did they get moisture up on the fire area, but it also provided for cooler temperatures and increased relative humidity last evening which helped give the night operation folks a really good upper hand. >> reporter: the other good news, all of the people who were believed to be missing have now been accounted for with better visibility and improved conditions. ? some evacuated residents are now being allowed back to briefly collect their belongings. a one-mile long line of motorists are anxiously waiting for the go ahead. >> they announced last night they'd let people up there at 10:00. no-brainer. i'm going to get everything out of there and put it in storage until this is over with. >> reporter: the fire has consumed 169 homes so far. water-dropping helicopters and air tankers are trying to hold
it in check. unfortunately, winds up to 50 miles an hour are predicted. if that does materialize, it could spell disaster. >> with the winds tonight, it could be off to the races. >> reporter: residents are hoping and praying that does not happen. the blaze is already the most destructive fire in colorado history. alex stone, abc news. it's a much warmer and drier day across texas, but residents there are still cleaning up from flash flooding triggered by tropical storm hermine. >> the governor tours hard-hit towns yesterday and issued a disaster declaration for 40 counties. at least four people were killed in the floods and three others remain missing. now here is your friday forecast. severe weather in the plains with hail and 80-mile-an-hour winds in omaha, wichita and tulsa. showers into the northern rockies and heavy downpours from tennessee to southern illinois. lighter from louisiana to alabama, and showers in florida. >> 90s from dallas to atlanta. 74 here in new york and 71 in
boston. mostly 70s across the midwest. 66 in salt lake city. 71 in boise and 81 in colorado springs. this sunday is grandparents day. a good time to note their contribution to the survival of the american family. >> new figures from the census bureau show the number of grandparents raising their grandchildren is sharply up. since the recession started. the reasons are many. single parents who are sick, imprisoned or just overwhelmed. >> long-term military deployments also another factor. and senior citizens in new jersey now have a good reason to pucker up. >> a shetland pony is making his rounds at nursing homes and planting kisses on everyone in sight. the kissing pony is a unique therapy pet and his smooches elicit the laughter that is said to be the best medicine. >> the patients look forward to getting some quality time with sampson. nursing home staffers say the interaction does wonders for everyone. >> braver than i am. we'll be right back with more "world news now."
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one of the three americans held in iran for over a year is finally coming home. according to an iranian envoy to the u.n., sarah shourd is scheduled to be released tomorrow. >> iran says they are releasing shourd as an act of clemency. it's believed she's suffering from a serious medical condition. the two other americans, josh fattal and shane bauer, remain in prison. september 11th, 2001, will forever be a day in history where you will never forget where you were. >> it also motivated many people to join up and fight in the afghan and iraq wars. soldiers today but nine years ago just kids. martha raddatz reports from afghanistan. >> reporter: it seemed impossible flying over afghanistan to think that it has been nine years since 9/11. but for some of the soldiers here, 9/11 is nearly half a lifetime ago.
private parker watson still has a baby face at 20. but he is a battle-hardened combat medic. when this war began, he was just a little boy. >> were you frightened? >> a little frightened at first, but i was reassured by my parents it would be all right. >> reporter: as watson watched the towers collapse, an even younger boy was there running for his life. >> what do you remember about it? >> the booms. me and my mom running down west side highway to get across the brooklyn bridge. >> did you want to join the army then? >> then? not really. >> reporter: at 18, lee williams joined the army. he is proud to serve like so many his age. >> i can't imagine you ever thought, gee, i'll be over there fighting some day. >> ever since then, i kind of wanted to. >> reporter: captain alex hague, grandson of the former general and secretary of state was a
college student in washington on 9/11. >> all my friends are serving. so it's something i think about every day. and it's very much a part of my reality. >> there is another reality for those older soldiers. they have been in two wars now, and they have suffered so much loss. >> i personally know ten that have been killed. personally. >> how do you live with that? >> i personally am numb to it. >> how many soldiers have you known that have been lost? >> 12 on this deployment so far. >> how tough is that? >> you got too much other stuff to think about going on here than that. >> reporter: indeed they do. so while 9/11 will always be there, a powerful memory, these soldiers have so much more to think about every day. martha raddatz, abc news, kunar province, afghanistan. >> wow. >> such an interesting look. we'll be right back with more news.
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and he masturbates to your image. did you have to give them permission for that? >> that word came in and a laugh is a laugh. at the end of the day -- and, of course, i am able -- a girl's got to make a living. >> you are allowed to pick your jaw back up off the floor. >> oh, yes. >> she handled it well. >> she really did. >> we were all dying laughing when we saw diane sawyer was on "kimmel" last night. >> big cancer special coming up this weekend across multinetworks. she was kind of promoting that. one of the funnier moments. looked great. i reviewed that movie a few weeks ago. i was going to mention that but i was way too new to mention that. >> best to let her mention that. >> yeah. he has a nickname of the singing fetus. we're talking about justin bieber. he's got a pretty good arm.
i didn't come up with that nickname. that's what people call him. apparently he's backstage at a maryland concert. it's a totally sold out concert. he starts throwing up water balloons and he's tossing these water balloons at people backstage. lo and behold, he makes contact with a state trooper. >> oh! >> yeah. he was part of the unit for crowd control because this guy's concerts get absolutely nuts. next thing you know, the trooper gets really upset and is thinking about pressing charges. apparently none were pressed because one of his bodyguards quickly intervened. they say basically justin bieber retreated to his trailer while the bodyguard successfully persuaded the officer saying don't put a black mark on this squeaky clean image of justin bieber. now we know the kid likes to throw water balloons. >> how old is this kid? 3 or 4? having a little fun. >> fetus is what they call him. i have no idea how old he is. >> good luck, bieber. here's a strange case. this is one of those things that may really be all kind of, you
know, untrue here because it just -- some of the allegations are wild. apparently britney spears' former bodyguard has filed a suit against her claiming some pretty wild stuff here. one that she sexually harassed him. two, she had sex in front of her kids. made them eat until they threw up. she severely beat them and made all these unwanted sexual advances against them. now he's claiming it's a double standard out there because it's a man suing a woman for sexual harassment instead of the other way around. he claims all of this damaged him psychologically so he has no choice but to take this to court. britney is kind of dismissing the thing. her camp said it's another unfortunate situation where someone is trying to take advantage of the spears family nrd make a name for himself. they say state authorities have already investigated these claims and closed the case. there's nothing there. sounds like a frivolous lawsuit alleging some wild stuff. >> these are really specific
details. he says at one point in this lawsuit she asked him to take off his belt and then the next thing he knows, he sees one of the boys screaming and he sees her spanking. he also goes on to say the eating until they threw up. the kids had allergies to seafood and she was giving them seafood. so they are very specific. i mean, at this point, i just feel sorry for her. you feel sorry for these two little boys. >> she's made so many headlines. >> you hope it's not true. it's unbelievable to think a mother could do something like that. >> we'll see what happens in the court. but her camp is saying, it didn't happen. they're dismissing it. we'll see. >> you are all about football. you already know the tom brady most football fans out already tadaide acc thi acc of inv so according toeyew, he basis g intersectio the other driver fails to s at a red light and basically a minivan and his audi hit head-to-head.
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rolling with style out in moscow. the american show "pimp my ride" turns an average car into a showcase on wheels. >> in russia, they don't need a show. they have plenty of drivers putting a personal touch on their own cars. alex marquardt has more from moscow. >> reporter: anton has just gotten his car painted. a giant airplane jet engine covers the left side. "we came up with the design to give the car muscle," he says. the car becomes more powerful, at least visually, and it looks beautiful. eager to show off his investment, anton drives off on to moscow's streets. streets that look like any big city except, look closer and you'll see something unique to russia. a love of painting their cars, but painting them with some of the craziest designs you've ever seen. a leopard ready to pounce at passersby. snarling wolves. some sort of golden cat in space? i stand out.
it's unique, this driver tells us. the design, yes. but not the concept. airbrushed cars are everywhere. america has "pimp my ride." how about a porsche with the tasmanian devil or a range rover with butterflies on the side and god on the hood. when russians want to get their cars painted they come to garages like this where a customized paint job can run hundreds of dollars to almost $30,000. people want to look different from others and be special, says the manager of this airbrushing garage. this artist is working on a lexus whose owner has asked for his two small dogs in a pile of fall leaves. soon it will look like this. cars are all mass produced, she says. this gives them a chance to stand out. and is there really any better way of standing out than sporting a dragon with razor sharp claws? or a siberian tiger baring its teeth. alex marquardt, abc news,
moscow. >> why would you ruin a range rover or a porsche with that? >> 30 grand and you have to paint over it to sell the thing,